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Manufactured by:
Clark of London, English  Search this
walnut, brass (alloy), iron and steel
L x W (overall): 58 × 5 1/8 × 3 1/8 in. (147.3 × 13 × 8 cm)
Place depicted:
New York, United States, North and Central America
late 18th century
A private contract .76 caliber musket made by Clark of London, circa late 18th century. The musket is constructed of a walnut stock, steel barrel, stored iron ramrod and brass fittings. Proof marks and stamps are engraved along the breech top of the barrel: [SP] and [LONDON]. The proper left side plate is marked by a “39”. The same “39” is engraved along the top side of the stock, and below it on the extended brass butt plate are: [ NY / 24]. There is damage to the end of stock on the proper left side of the barrel, and a glue-like material between one of the stock’s prop clamps. A white auction tag identifying the musket and lot number is tied by string to the trigger guard.
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
U.S. History, Revolution, 1775-1783  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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